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upper class

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  1. a class of people above the middle class, having the highest social rank or standing based on wealth, family connections, and the like.
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Origin of upper class

First recorded in 1830–40
Related formsup·per-class, adjective
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aristocracy, cream, elite, gentry, privileged, society

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upper class

  1. the class occupying the highest position in the social hierarchy, esp the wealthy or the aristocracy
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adjective (upper-class when prenominal)
  1. of or relating to the upper class
  2. US education of or relating to the junior or senior classes of a college or high school
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